The Light Return To Portugal April 2014 for Joy Division “Unknown Pleasures” / “Closer” Dates

Posted on Monday, 3 March 2014

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Peter Hook & The Light return for three gigs in Portugal in April 2014 which see Hooky & the band  perform both Joy Division albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer, live and in full as well as various other selected tracks.

Three dates have been announced, playing in Aveiro on Thursday 10th April, Vila Nova de Famalicão on Friday 11th April and Arnazen F, Lisbon on Saturday 12th April. Ticket links for both dates are below.

April 10th - Teatro Aveirense, Aveiro, Portugal -

April 11th - Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal -

April 12th - Armazém F, Lisbon, Portugal -

In a flip to the “Movement” and “Power, Corruption & Lies” shows, The Light will also support themselves with a set of selected New Order material.

Playing both Joy Division’s debut album “Unknown Pleasures” and its follow up, the final album “Closer” sequentially and in full, both Martin Hannett produced albums are considered seminal, much loved classics and the influence of both LPs remains pervasive today, both for fans and for the many emerging bands who take on the template of Joy Division’s sound in the modern era.

Running through the albums in track order, “Unknown Pleasures”,sees The Light start with “Disorder” and follow up with “Insight”, “New Dawn Fades”, “She’s Lost Control” before finishing the LP’s performance with “I Remember Nothing”. The Light will then turn to Closer, whose haunting, austere atmosphere and emotive content is considered a “start to finish masterpiece”* (Pitchfork Media). As Hannett’s incandescent production permeates the record alongside a band that had grown much in confidence since their debut, Closer also yielded many landmark Joy Division tracks including “Atrocity Exhibition, “Heart And Soul”, and “Twenty Four Hours”.

On “Peter Hook And The Light”

“Nights like this are a reminder what music lovers have missed out on for three decades”

M.E.N., May 2010

"The shows turned out to be truly unique in their own distinctive way, but what can be said is that they shared a similar celebratory vibe, a celebration of all things Joy Division. Peter Hook had the responsibility of assembling a band and live show that would musically represent Joy Divisions short yet rich history as a group that changed British rock music forever, he succeeded in doing just that.” Big Wheel Magazine

"A heart-rending homage to the original band, and a great example of rock showmanship."

National Post

“Stirring, emotive and exceptionally impressive....Hooky and the band reinvigorated the old material with real passion.....Hooky has one eye on posterity and he knows which band's legacy he's been left to defend. Long may he keep fighting.”

Word Magazine

“5 Stars – A fitting tribute to one of the greatest bands Britain has ever produced. Hooky pulled it off and then some.”

Sunday Mail

“Hook is dispelling the naysayers, the doubters, reclaiming his music and delivering it the way he always wanted to, as the song ends he looks emotional, he strips to the waist, balls his shirt and tosses it into the crowd.

Joy Division were always a rock band, and Peter Hook will always be a rock star – but a rock star who wears his heart on his sleeve and isn’t ashamed to show his emotions.


Louder Than War


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